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Nasser Nawaj'a

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN HL5417, tabled on 25 January 2016

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel following the arrest and detention of Nasser Nawaj’a.

Answered on

4 February 2016

Our Embassy in Tel Aviv has been following this case and we now understand that Nasser Nawaj’ah has been released. However, we remain concerned about Israel’s extensive use of administrative detention which, according to international law, should be used only when security makes it absolutely necessary rather than as routine practice, and as a preventive rather than a punitive measure. Officials from our Embassy in Tel Aviv most recently raised this matter on 3 November 2015 with Israeli officials from the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Office of the Deputy Attorney General.